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Western Sydney University launches latest solar car: UNLIMITED 3.0

Today, Western Sydney University’s Solar Car Team has unveiled UNLIMITED 3.0 — the most technologically advanced car the student-led team has produced to-date.


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Professor Pru Goward joins Western Sydney University

Former NSW Minister for Family and Community Services and former Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Pru Goward has joined the University as Professor of Social Interventions and Policy.

Vice-Chancellor Professor Barney Glover

The Australian: Western Sydney growth needs graduates

The government should match its enthusiasm for development in western Sydney with an equal commitment to the graduates needed to work there, says Western Sydney University Vice-Chancellor Barney Glover.

Refugee researcher Rami Alsaberi at the Penrith Observatory

Refugee researcher leads extragalactic discovery

After waiting for three years for his refugee status to be acknowledged, Western Sydney University PhD student Rami Alsaberi has made a new life in Casula, Australia, and an unusual celestial discovery.

Strong credit rating a positive reflection on the University and its role in transforming Western Sydney

Western Sydney University has achieved a strong Aa2 credit rating from the international credit rating agency, Moody’s Investor Service – marking the first time the University has been reviewed.


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Refugee researcher Rami Alsaberi at the Penrith Observatory

Refugee researcher leads extragalactic discovery

After waiting for three years for his refugee status to be acknowledged, Western Sydney University PhD student Rami Alsaberi has made a new life in Casula, Australia, and an unusual celestial discovery.


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Western research backs Parramatta Light Rail green track

Western Sydney University research has confirmed the viability of green track in western Sydney, in a study commissioned by Transport for NSW for the Parramatta Light Rail project.




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The Melbourne archbishop said he’d rather go to jail than break confession confidentiality. A new bill could send him there

Yesterday, Victorian Parliament finally debated a bill on whether religious ministers should be forced to disclose child abuse admitted in confidence to a priest.


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Will time tear us apart? Exploring the appeal of Joy Division 40 years on

In a previous century, I conducted doctoral fieldwork among the abandoned warehouses, smoky pubs and crumbling squats of the British post-punk, independent rock scene.




Awards and appointments

Nominate an extraordinary woman for Women of the West Awards

Western Sydney University is pleased to announce that nominations for the 2020 Women of the West Awards are now open.


Animal science and food security students on the farm at Hawkesbury campus

Agriculture scholarship grows student research skills

Two Western Sydney University students will take part in a year-long research project exploring how shearing frequency influences reproductive success in merino sheep, after receiving scholarships.